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Release by Michael Buxton of Manchester, woollen-draper, a churchwarden for the parish of Manchester, James Lightbowne of the same, woollendraper, an overseer of the poor within Manchester parish, and George Barker of Ouldfeild, yeoman, an overseer for the parish of Manchester, to George Chetham of Turton, esq., and Edward Chetham of Chetham [Cheetham], gentleman (sons and executors of James Chetham, late of Chetham, gentleman, deceased), for money bequeathed by the said James to the poor of Manchester and Salford.